President Trump Holds Rally in Melbourne Florida CSPAN February 18, 2017 9:32pm-10:29pm EST
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there's pride in every american heart it's time we stand and say i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today cause there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today cause there ain't no doubt i love this land
god bless the usa from minnesota to the hills of tennessee across the range of texas from sea to shining sea from detroit down to houston and new york to l.a. there's pride in every american heart and it's time we stand and say that i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i'll gladly stand up next to
you and defend her still today cause there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today cause there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa ♪ [applause]
ms. trump: thank you. >> usa, usa, usa. ms. trump: thank you. let us pray. our father who art in heaven, hallowed is your name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespasses against us. lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. amen. [applause]
good afternoon. it is my honor and great pleasure to stand here before you as the first lady of the united states. [applause] the america we envision is one that works for all americans, and where all americans can work and succeed. a nation committed to a greater civility and unity between people from all sides of the political divide. i will always stay true to myself and be truthful to you, no matter what the opposition is saying about me.
[applause] i will act in the best interest of all of you. i am committed to creating and supporting initiatives dear to my heart, which will have impacts on women and children all around the world. [applause] my husband is creating a country of great safety and prosperity. ladies and gentlemen, i'm proud to introduce the president of the united states, donald trump. [applause]
>> trump, trump, trump. pres. trump: thank you, everybody. thank you. [applause] i didn't know that melania was going to be saying the lords prayer, but i thought that was very beautiful. thank you. thank you. [applause] it's so great to be here in florida, my second home, with you. this is a state i truly love. this is the state where we all had great victory together. thank you. [applause] it's now been one month since my inauguration, and i am here to tell you about our incredible progress in making america great again.
[applause] and i am also here to tell you about our plans for the future, and they are big and bold, and it is what our country is all about. believe me. [applause] i'm here because i want to be among my friends and among the people. [applause] this was a great movement. a movement like has never been seen before in our country were -- in our country or probably anywhere else. this was a truly great movement, and i want to be here with you, and i will always be with you. i promise you that. i want to be an a room filled with hard-working american patriots who love their country, who salute their flag, and to pray for a better future.
[applause] i also want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news. [applause] the dishonest media, which has published one false story after another, with no sources, even as they pretend they
have them, they make them up in many cases. they just don't want to report the truth, and they have been calling us wrong for two years. they don't get it, but they are starting to get it, i can tell you that. [applause] they have become a big part of the problem.
they are part of the corrupt system. thomas jefferson, andrew jackson, and abraham lincoln, many of our greatest presidents, fought with the media and call them out, oftentimes on their lies. when the media lies to people, i will never, ever let them get away with it. i will do whatever i can that they don't get away with it. they
have their own agenda. their agenda is not your agenda. [applause] in fact, thomas jefferson said nothing can be believed which is seen in a newspaper. truth itself, he said, becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. that was june 14, my birthday, 1807. despite all their lies,
misrepresentations, and false stories, they could not defeat us in the primaries, and cannot -- and could not defeat us in the general election, and we will continue to expose them for what they are, and most importantly, we will continue to win, win, win. [applause] -- we are not going to let the fake news tell us what to do, how to live, or what to believe. we are free and independent people, and we will make our own choices. [applause] we are here today to be the best to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. i hear your demands, i hear your voices, and i promise you i will deliver. i promise that.
and by the way, you've seen what we've accomplished in a very short period of time. the white house is running so smoothly. so smoothly. and believe me, i and we inherited one big mess. that i can tell you. but i know that you want safe neighborhoods where the streets belong to families and communities, not gang members and drug dealers who are right now being thrown out of the country, and they will not be let back in. we will have strong borders again. [applause] and i mean that. you've seen it on television. general kelly, now secretary kelly, is really doing the job.
you're seeing the gang members, bad, bad people. i said it, day one. they are going out or being put in prison. but for the most part, get them the hell out of here, get them back to where they came from. [applause] the fact is, you want great schools for your children. you want good, high paying jobs for yourselves and your loved ones and the future of your family. you want a health care system, and by the way, we are going to be submitting in a couple of weeks a great health care plan that is going to take
the place of the disaster known as obamacare. [applause] it will be repealed and replaced. and for those people that are
put into rooms where republicans are talking about the plan, and it wouldn't matter what they say, for those people, just so you understand, our plan will
be much better health care at a much lower cost, ok? nothing to complain about. obamacare, remember, is a disaster. you want low-cost american energy, also, which means lifting the restrictions on oil, shale, natural gas, and on very clean coal. we are going to put the miners back to work. you want us to enforce our immigration laws and to defend our borders. you want fair trade deals and a level playing field. we don't have a level playing field because that when american workers win, america as a
country wins and
wins big. every country over the last long period of time has been taking advantage of the stupidity of our politicians. it is not going to happen any longer. you will lower taxes, less regulations, millions of new jobs, and more products stamped with those beautiful words "made in the usa." [applause] you want to make it easier for companies to do business in america and harder for companies to leave. we don't want companies saying everybody is fired, we are moving to another country, we are going to make the product, and it across the border, isn't that wonderful? not going to happen anymore. we are going to have strong borders. when they want to sell that
product back across our border, they are going to pay a 35% tax and they are never going to leave. they will never, ever leave. you have seen that, because i have already displayed it even months before i got into office. they are not leaving. and if they do, they are going to pay a very big price for terminating the relationship to our workers. you want a government that serves the people, not the donors
and special interests. in short, you want a government that keeps its promises. a great spirit of optimism is sweeping, and you see it. it is sweeping all across the country. look at what is happening to the stock market. look at what is happening to every poll when it comes to optimism in our country. it is sweeping across the country, and in fact, every day for the last long period of
days, the stock market has been hitting new highs. they are going to start hiring.
it's going to be a new day in america. you are going to be proud again. jobs are already starting to pour back in. they are coming back in like you haven't seen in a long time. ford, general motors, fiat chrysler are bringing in and bringing back thousands of jobs, investing billions of dollars because of the new business line that we -- the new business climate we are creating in our country. in arizona, intel just announced it will open a new plant that will create at least 10,000 brand-new american jobs. [applause] i followed through on my promise to withdraw from the job killing disaster known as the transpacific partnership, tpp.
we have just terminated our relationship to it. we are going to have tremendous trade deals all over the world, but they are going to be bilateral or one-on-one. none of these deals where we get caught in quicksand, mired in and can't do anything about it, like nafta and so many others. my administration has begun plans to crack down on foreign cheating and currency manipulation, which is killing our companies and really hurting our workers. we are going
to end it. days of taking the oath of office, i have taken steps to begin the construction of the keystone and the code access pipelines. [applause]
anywhere from 30 to 40,000 jobs. and as i was about to
sign it, i said, who makes the pie? who makes the pipe? something this audience understands very well. simple question. the lawyers put this very complex document in front. i said, who makes the pipe? be maded it can anywhere. i said, not anymore. i put a clause on the bottom, the pipe has to be made in the united states of america if we are going to have pipelines. [applause] we believe in two simple rules, and i can tell you everybody in this massive hangar -- and by the way, do you think that one
of media group back there, one network will show this crowd? not one. not one. boo.o -- coming in on the plane that represents so much, and just so you know, they were billion
signing a $4.2 deal to have a new air force one. can you believe this? i said no way. asaid, i refuse to fly and $4.2 billion airplane. i refuse. , and a lot of people don't know, the air force one project is actually two planes. why they need to planes, we will have to talk about that. byve got that price down over $1 billion, and i probably
haven't spoken for more than an hour on the project. i got the generals in, i got boeing in. i told boeing, it's not good enough. the price is still too high. jet, we wereighter hundreds of billions of dollars over budget. seven years late. great plane, lockheed martin. so think of it. seven years late, hundreds of ,illions of dollars over budget and
ever the map, the project is going extremely well. than that, the project is going extremely well. product.c i got boeing to give me a competing offer. now they are competing and gotteng, and we've
millions of dollars off the price of a plane that was going to be ordered. in other words, if my opponent got in, there would have been no deals made. the going to make money, but a lot less than they would have made without trump. you might as well know about it. and by the way, that's for fighter jets, one of the biggest orders in the history of aviation. you've been reading about it because it was a disaster under the last administration. a disaster. now we have it running beautifully. in fact, when the prime minister abe, an, prime minister great guy, when he came over, he said, thank you. i said, for what? many millionsany of dollars on the f-35 fighter jet, because when i negotiated,
i took our allies into the same negotiation. the first thing he did was thank me for saving them money. and that's good. [applause] i know the media will never thank me, so at least japan is thanking me. we believe in two simple rules. american and- buy higher american. -- and hire american. we issued a new order that for every regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. [applause] the way, a new director was just approved. can you imagine the length of time it is taking the democrats? i think it's an embarrassment to them. this is getting to be record-setting territory.
these are incredible people. scott pruitt was just approved for the environmental protection agency. he will do so good. he will do so good. going 10have projects and 12 years and then getting rejected. they may be rejected, but likely. for the most part, they are going to be environmentally friendly, and he is going to be a great secretary. he will be amazing. we are very happy that the place yesterday. that's going to be a big difference, because they were clogging up the veins of our country with the environmental impact statements and all of the rules and regulations. it was impossible to navigate for companies. and what did it really mean? forget about the companies. it meant snow jobs. it meant companies -- admit no jobs.
meant nopanies -- it jobs. it meant companies leaving our country to go to other countries. countries -- all those companies are going to have freedom. they can build what they want to build. it will be environmentally friendly, and we will start producing jobs like you have never seen before. it was a big thing. we are standing up for the incredible men and women of law enforcement. we are standing up. i can tell you, the military and law enforcement stood up big. not for me, i'm the messenger. they stood up for us in this last election. we got numbers that nobody believed were possible from law enforcement and for military. basically, people that wear uniforms like us.
isn't that nice? , hew this man on television said, i love trump. let trump do what he has to do. that's my guy right there. [applause] come here. come here. -- that's ok, let him up. i'm not worried about him. i'm only worried he's going to give me a kiss. i'm not worried about anything else. this guy is so great. he was one of many people, they are interviewing people in the line. there's a tiny group of protesters out there, and they were given as much publicity as this massive room packed with people. but the interview this man. come on up. the guy was great. hop over the fence, come on. the guy is a good shake. look at him. look at the sky. come on. -- look at this guy. come on.
don't worry about him. no, come here. come on up. [applause] guy, he's been all over television saying the best thing. did you get here at like 4:00 in the morning? say couple of words to this crowd. [applause] president, thank you sir. we the people, our movement is of reason why our president the united states is standing here in front of us today. [applause] when president trump, during the election, promised all these things he was going to do for us
, i knew he was going to do this for us. [applause] thank you so much, sir. pres. trump: a star is born. a star is born. that's fine. usa.a, usa, pres. trump: i wouldn't say that secret service was thrilled with that, but we know our people. we know our people. great guy. and so many others. i see some others being interviewed. they came at 4:00 in the morning. the media will give them no credit.
the media, as i told you, won't show this crowd. look at that, all the way outside. this is as big a hangar as you get. all the way outside, way back to the fences. i want to thank you. i want to thank everybody. i directed the department of justice to take a firm stance to protect our cops, sheriffs, and police from crimes of violence against them. [applause] police,work with our not against our police. , andolice do a great job they have never been troubled like they are troubled now. it's very unfair what is happening. we want to cherish our law enforcement. we will always protect those who protect us. [applause] we
want to cherish our law we've directed the creation of a
task force for reducing violent crime in america, including our inner cities. we are going to make inner cities safe again. look at what is going on. look at what is happening in chicago. hundreds of shootings, hundreds of deaths. i'll tell you what's
happening in chicago and many other places. safety is a civil right, and we will fight to make america totally safe again. [applause] the department of homeland security and the department of justice to coordinate on a plan to destroy transnational criminal cartels which are all over the united stops, and we are going to the drugs from pouring into your country, into your community, and to your cities and poisoning
our youth. we are stopping it. [applause] we are stopping it. we have taken historic action to secure the southern border, and i've ordered the construction of a great border wall which will start very shortly. action to decisive keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. [applause] so you probably read where we want to enforce the laws as existing. we signed an order a couple of weeks ago.
,t was taken over by a court originally
by a judge, and then a -- >> boo. yep. trump: it's very sad. the reason is for protection and safety. the statute is so plain and so ,lear, i said last week speaking to a great group of said,fs in washington, i if you have a college education, you can understand it. if you have a high school education, you can understand it. if you were a bad student in high school, you can understand it. told, i found it hard to believe, it's an over 30 page decision by the appellate court. three judges. you can tell by the way they
were reacting because it was broadcast on television. everything we do get a lot of people watching. you could tell by the way the phone call went, it wasn't looking good. when they were at their decision , as i understand it, maybe i'm wrong, but they didn't write the theute that we are making decision about. every word of the statute is a total kill for the other side. i thought i would read it. here is what it says. this is what it says. whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens
or any class of aliens into the united states -- so essentially, whenever somebody comes into the united states, if it would be detrimental to the interests of
the united states -- you know the countries we are talking about, and these were countries
picked by obama. they were picked by obama. the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary -- it should have said he or she, right? they were not politically correct when they drew this. that's the only thing that was actually wrong with it. he or she. i don't think the women cared too much about that, right? i don't think so. by the way, we did very well with women. [applause] said some of these phony polls, the cnn poll, were so , sheff -- were so far off
said, what's wrong with you and women? we did very nicely with women. we did nicely with a lot of group they didn't think we would do so nicely with. that's why were all here tonight, right? [applause] it goes, and for such period as he shall be necessary shall suspend aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants and impose the entry of aliens any restriction he may deem to be appropriate. so basically, it says the president has the right to keep people out if he feels it is not the best interest of our country. [applause] unbelievable. unbelievable. talktened to these judges and talk and talk.
so unfair. we will be doing something over the next couple of days. we don't give up. we never give up. we had a court that i disagree with. withagree with bigley -- bigly. when other lawyers come on, many of them can't understand. they're saying, how do you come up with that decision? it cannot be more simple. they are rolling on what they just read to you, and they don't even quote it in their ruling. and you can't, because it's too obvious. next week, i think you will be impressed. here's the bottom line. we got to keep our country safe. look at what's
happening. we've got to keep our country safe. [applause] you look at what is happening in germany, you look at what is
happening last night in sweden. who would believe this? in largehey took numbers, they are having problems like they
never thought possible. you look at what is happening in brussels. you look at what is happening all over the world. take a look at nice, at paris. we've allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country, and there is no way to get those people -- no way to vet those people. there was no documentation, no nothing. we are going to keep our country safe. [applause] and we all have heart. what i want to do is build safe placesn syria and other so they can stay there and live safely until their cities and
country, that mess that was left by obama and everybody else. we were left a message you wouldn't believe. we are going to build safe zones. we are going to have those safe zones. we are going towe were left a mu wouldn't believe. have the gulf states pay for those safe zones, they have nothing but money. we would do it that way instead of taking massive numbers, tens of thousands of people into our country, and we don't know anything about those people. we want people to come into our country, but we want people that love us. we want people that can cherish us and the traditions of our country. we want people that are
going to be great for our country. with bad,ant people bad ideas. we don't want that. i've also directed the defense general, nowded by
matgix --mad dog mattisretary "mad dog" to completely destroy isis. will have a complete rebuilding of the united states military. we will pursue peace through strength. our military is badly depleted. you have planes in the military where the father flew them and now the sun is flying them, they are so old. we make the best equipment anywhere in the world. we are going to start using our best and most modern equipment. [applause]
we are going to make sure that our veterans have the care they need when they come home. [applause] we love our veterans. we are going to do a great job for our veterans. been very,s have very sadly treated. these are our great, great people. we owe them so much. our veterans are going to be taken care of for once and for all. our system and our country has let down our veterans. we are not going to let that go on any further. you wait to you see what we are going to be doing for our great veterans. thank you, veterans. who here is a veteran? were going to take care of our veterans. [applause] we are going to downsize the bloated bureaucracy and make government lean and accountable. we are going to drain the swamp in washington dc.
[applause] drain the swamp, drain the swamp, drain the swamp. pres. trump: i've already sure they'rem not too happy about it -- a five-year lobbying ban on the executive branch officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for a foreign government. [applause] and there is another major promise i have cap -- i have kept to the american people. i have nominated a fantastic justice to replace the late, great justice scalia.
[applause] gorsuch.is judge neil of 20es from my list very, very highly qualified judges. he's an incredible, and he has an incredible resume. he is respected by all. his education is as good as it can get. his writings are truly amazing. he will be a true defender of our constitution, so let's tell the senate democrats to support his nomination for the good of the country. what is happening with the democrats, no wonder they are doing so badly. no wonder they are doing so badly. you take a look, race after race . i just want to tell you, in case you didn't read it, you are reading the fake news.
the democrats were supposed to win the presidency. that didn't happen. they were supposed to take over the senate. that didn't happen. there are supposed to take over, potentially, even the house. it was going to be the greatest history ofhe modern american politics. and it was, but it was for the democrats, not for the republicans. [applause] we have to tell the democrats, because they are doing the wrong thing for the american people, to stop their tactics of delaying and obstructing and destruction. they got to get on with it. my administration is also pushing ahead strongly with very historic tax reform. we are working to lower tax
rates for the middle class to reduce tax rates big-league on businesses, and to make our tax code more fair and very simple for all americans so it is understandable by everyone. [applause] democrats should work with us to lower taxes and bring back our jobs. but the democrats want to increase your taxes very, very substantially. we are not going
to let that happen. it's also time for the senate democrats to take responsibility for obamacare and to work with us to replace it with new reforms that reverse this nationwide health care tragedy. it's a tragedy. you look at some states, arizona , up 116%. your deductibles have gone so high that you can never use it.
obamacare doesn't work. it's become totally unaffordable. remember, they said the health care is unaffordable. it doesn't work. i said to the republicans, you want
to do something great politically? don't dong -- anything. setback for two years and let it explode. the democrats will come and they for us to do that best to do something. but we can't do that for the american people. we have to fix it. and we will. we need members of both parties to join hands and work with us to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to build new roads and bridges and airports and tunnels and highways and railways all across our great nation. you are all part of this incredible movement. this movement that we talk about been written has
about on the cover of every magazine all over the world. is sweepingent that across our country. it's sweeping across the globe. look at brexit. a much smaller example, but still something you can look at. people want to take back control of their countries, and they want to take back control of their lives and the lives of their families. the nationstate remains the best model for human happiness, the american nation remains the greatest symbol of liberty, of freedom, and justice on the face of god's earth. now, we have spirit like we have never had before.
it is now that we have our sacred duty, and we have no choice, and we want this choice to defend our country, to protect its values, and to serve its great, great citizens. [applause] erasing national borders does not make people safer or more prosperous. it undermines democracy and takes away our prosperity. haveo-called global elite done very well for themselves, but have left working families with shrinking. years ago, many of you in this room made more money working one job and you're making right now working to and three jobs.
we have seen wars that never end and conflicts that never seem to go away. we don't fight to win. we fight politically correct wars. we don't win anymore. we don't win at trade, we don't win in any capacity. we don't win anymore. we are going to start winning again, believe me. [applause] ,nd we have the chance now working together, to deliver change for the ages. this will be change for the ages. tonge like never before pursue real peace, real stability, and real prosperity. we want to secure our borders and protect our workers. to rebuild our military and our infrastructure. to fix our schools and restore safety to our neighborhoods. to bring hope and opportunity to our inner cities.
to ensure a level playing field for all women in the workforce. [applause] code and our tax remove the regulations that undermine growth and innovation. distrust with new bridges of opportunity and cooperation. echoes ignore the tired of yesterday's fight. we are fighting battles that no longer help us. we are fighting battles that other people aren't treating us fairly in the fight. i am a nato fan, but many of the countries in nato, many of the countries we protect, many of these countries are very rich countries. they are not paying their bills. they are not paying their bills. they have to help us. down --r are we change
are we chained down by the discredited approaches of the past. no longer must we listen to those who have nothing to brag about but failure. new circumstances demand new solutions. americans have fought and won wars together. our heroes have shed their blood together and lost their lives. our citizens have raised their children together, fought for justice together, and shared common hopes and dreams from one generation to the next, stretching back to the first day of our american independence. this is our legacy. it belongs to all of you, and it belongs to every man, woman, and child in our nation. [applause]
now is the time to call upon these deep ties in the name of bold action. let us move past the differences in party and find a new loyalty rooted deeply in our country. we are all brothers and sisters. we share one home, one destiny, and one glorious american flag. [applause] we are united together by history and providence. we will make america strong again. i promise. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. make america great again. greater than ever before. and may gods you,
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